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  •  "My time....." (2+ / 0-)
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    VClib, ladybug53

    I worked for a company for over 10 years that did offer paid sick days and I had no requirement to "prove" I was truly sick.  We lost 'em if we didn't take 'em.  So, we created a phrase for when we took off without being physically sick...."mental health day".  

    Know what?  We had a super atmosphere there and people were energetic and worked as a team and we "covered" for each other when we took one of these now and then.  I don't see anything wrong with it.  In the end, it's even good for employers who have a workforce that works hard and stays focused and dedicated because they are given this kind of "bennie".

    -- **Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.**

    by r2did2 on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 07:32:58 AM PDT

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    •  it's misused (1+ / 0-)
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      VClib

      sick time is for sick time. You aren't owed it as a "use it or lose it" bennie. Whenever you're out, it's a burden on your coverage.

      PTO means it's your time, use it as you want.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 07:47:22 AM PDT

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      •  Agreed (2+ / 0-)
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        DemFromCT, VClib

        I wasn't arguing one against the other.  I like the PTO deal..and under it "mental health days" would be available only they would be qualified.

        No disagreement here.

        -- **Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.**

        by r2did2 on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 07:49:53 AM PDT

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